Welcome to the"The Hub".
As each of us takes on the task of reading the whole Bible this year, we want to provide support and resources to help along the way. One of the main resources we have put together is our What is Going On? journal. This journal contains spaces to invest in our study of the Bible whether individually or in small groups. Inside you'll find, space for Sunday notes followed by opportunities to discover the background of each book(s), overviews of what the book(s) include, journaling space for reflection/notes, and of course our reading plan options. Pick up one of our journals on Sunday. We will be splitting the Old Testament and New Testament into two separate journals. Joining later than our start date? No worries, grab a journal and jump in where we are at!
This here, is "The Hub". Our online portal with links to helpful resources that will help along this Bible reading journey and as we use our What is Going On? journals. Keep checking in on this page as we go through the year!
Don't read alone! Encourage your Community Group to check in with one another. We are in this together and encourage you to do this in community. After discussing the Sunday Discussion Questions, maybe split off with men and women and see how reading the Bible is going. Pray with one another and encourage one another in this journey! If you are looking for community, let us know. We want to help get you connected!
Use your What is Going On? journal each week to dive deeper into this year-long commitment!
You can pick up your journal at the NWH church campus during any of our office hours, starting September 25.
Intros to Old Testament Books of the Bible
If you don't have your own copy of a study Bible, use the links below to help discover the details about each book of the Bible as we go through it and fill out each introduction section in your journal!
|Genesis||Song of Solomon|
Reading Through the Bible: Reading Plans
We are so excited to dive into the word of God together this year as we go through the entire Bible! As we begin, it is important to set aside time to be in the word. For some, the best time may be first thing in the morning. For others, it may be best during a lunch break or after the kids go to bed. Our hope is that each of us can be successful and supported in that effort this year. With that in mind, we’ve created three different reading plans to choose from. If listening to the Bible is a better option for you in this season, there are countless apps and websites that offer that resource. The main goal this year is that we are growing, both in a hunger for reading and knowing God’s word.
PLAN A: 5 - 8 Chapters a Day (HEAVY)
In this plan, we will be reading through the entire Bible from September 25, 2022 – September 9, 2023. On top of that, we will also be reading along with our Sunday message focus. Each week will feature reading the entirety of the book(s) of the Bible that we focused on the previous Sunday. This is a big task, but we are confident that we can do it! This plan will consist of reading approximately 5- 8 chapters each day.
PLAN B: 4 - 5 Chapters a Day (MEDIUM)
Through this plan, we will be reading many parts of the Bible as we tackle 4-5 chapters a day. At times, Plan B will cover just as much ground as Plan A. This may be a good choice for someone who would like to try and read the whole Bible but may not be able to commit to reading it at quite the same pace as Plan A.
PLAN C: 1 - 2 Chapters a Day (LIGHT)
Through this plan, we highlight many key passages from each book of the Bible. By doing about one chapter a day, we will look at many of the main stories in each of the books we will be reading, while keeping up with Sunday’s teachings. Obviously, this plan misses many parts of each book but will provide a great starting point at seeing the full story of God’s word. Try to remember to read each chapter assigned in the context of where it is at in the book. This plan will give you a great overview of the entire Bible.
How these reading plans were created:
Plan A & B were organized and broken down by the number of verses being read each day. In Plan C, we aimed to cover many of the main parts of each book to try to stay consistent with our goal of one chapter a day. But as mentioned above, we are obviously missing passages that would be good to go back and read at some point (there is a reason why God wrote each passage included in each book!). There are a few “outlier” days, but overall we aimed to create consistent reading plans with similar reading quantities for each book we will be reading.
READING PLANS FOR PART I: OLD TESTAMENT